Friday, 4 January 2013

Foundation Paper Pieced Ladybird...


Yes, I've done some more Foundation Paper Piecing. This time, to test a 5" ladybird block, for Juliet, over at Tartankiwi. I love this little ladybird.

Here is my ladybird before I trimmed it.


As it was two months since I had attended the class on sewing a Mariners Compass, I needed to do a bit of reading on Foundation Paper Piecing. These are the two sites I found the most helpful:
I thoroughly enjoyed my second experience with Foundation Piecing and am keen to do more in 2013.

Preview of Juliet's Ladybird block pattern...
Polka dot fabric is the obvious choice to make this cute, little ladybird. Juliet's used a large polka dot on her 5" Ladybird block

You'll be able to make your own ladybird, as the pattern will be released soon, along with a 5" butterfly. If you are into Foundation Paper Piecing, check out the free patterns already available, over at Tartankiwi:
I'm thinking this little ladybird might end up on the front of a bag, but I'm not sure. What would you suggest?

... Pam



13 comments:

  1. Cute ladybug - I used to do a LOT of paper piecing - it's my favourite way to get accurate seams! I would use her the centre panel for a drawstring gift bag, since that's actually on my To Do list for this year, LOL. I'm making a ladybug gift for a little girl for her 2nd birthday in June - a ladybug sunhat and stuffy, tucked into a ladybug drawstring bag. I'm even going to try to make a ladybug gift tag for it :)

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  2. Looks beautiful and very complicated.

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  3. What a great job you did on this paper piecing lady bug. Love the purple instead of red. Paperpiecing is absolutely the best way to get precise points. Great that this one is done in two sections. Well Done.

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  4. wow!! just wow!! looks great! Thanks for the resources, I'll be looking them up.

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  5. Love the contrast of purple and green. A purse/bag is a great idea. I can also see a mini quilt with the butterfly and perhaps others to come that would look great on a porch or sun room. EnJOYed (and envying your warm weather right now.)

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  6. Looking fab Pam - I love Juliet's paper piecing patterns and test them for her too. Adding the embroidery has really made it special. :)

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  7. well ... I guess I was meant to find your blog as I've been wanting to learn paper piecing. Thank you for posting the how-to links! Now I just need to clear out all the junk from my sewing room.

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  8. Looks great Pam. Would make a lovely pocket for a gardener's apron!

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  9. Pam, I love your ladybird!!!! I love the colors you chose.I have to learn how to do paper piecing, thanks for the links!!!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  10. What a darling ladybird! I think it would look great as part of a bag.

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  11. Thanks for doing such a great job as a pattern tester Pam! I knew you were the right person for the job!!

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  12. Wow that's incredible! Great ladybird:)

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